Diclis petiolaris Benth.

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Synonyms: Anarrhinum pechuelii Kuntze
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Prostrate or decumbent herb. Stems much branched, up to 25 cm long, with short glandular hairs. Leaves elliptic, obovate or almost round, glandular hairy long hairs on both surfaces; margin entire or obscurely toothed; petiole 9-17 mm long, with glandular hairs. Flowers solitary, axillary, white with purple markings in the throat; corolla with a broad, subdeltoid spur up to 2.5 mm long; upper lip small, 2-lobed; lower lip large, 3-lobed, broad, rounded.
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Derivation of specific name: petiolaris: with a (distinct) petiole
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 77.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 13 - 14. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 103.

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Flora of Botswana: Diclis petiolaris
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Diclis petiolaris
African Plant Database: Diclis petiolaris
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Diclis petiolaris
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Diclis petiolaris.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=150980, retrieved 3 December 2023

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